§ 53. Mr. James Griffiths
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the reasons that have led him to change the decision to grant supplementary rations to workers engaged in heavy work; and whether he will reconsider the decision not to grant supplementary rations to these workers?
§ The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. W. S. Morrison)
The documents and instructions with regard to rationing which were prepared before the war provided for the possibility that in the event of very stringent rationing, it might be necessary to authorise supplementary rations for heavy workers. It has not been necessary to impose severe food restrictions on the public and no supplementary ration is, therefore, necessary.